It’s hard to think of draperies without thinking about swooping, dramatic, classic sets of fabric hung opulently from large window openings. Even Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind knew that using drapes created drama for her wardrobe. You can have the same drama, minus the tears, in your own home when you choose to dress your windows with the classic and timeless look of custom drapes.
The elegance of draperies stems from the heavy yet flowing lengths of fabrics used to make these beautiful window treatments. If you aren’t sure draperies are for you then consider the following ways custom drapes can add drama.
- Covering large areas – Many homes old and new construction were built with large windows showcasing natural views. When you are finished enjoying your view you may find that the look of blinds and shades are just too blah for your taste. Choose custom drapes for your large windows in rooms where a stately and grand appearance is desired. Draperies are perfect for blocking the harmful UV rays from the sun during the brightest times of day.
- Fabrics – Draperies are designed with the fabric of your choice and can have added embellishments to increase their dramatic effect. Think velvets, metallics, or even silk materials for creating high-quality draperies that add an amazing feel of luxury to your home.
- Accessories – Tie-backs and decorative rods are the finishing touches when displaying your finished draperies. The drama of drapes can be diluted if the right ornate rod is not used with your drapes. When you wish to dramatically drape them open tie-backs also become a functional necessity.
To get started with designing your dramatic draperies contact Gallery of Shades in Scottsdale, AZ for accurate measurements and help with choosing the perfect fabrics and style. Call us for a free in-home consultation today.